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Top 7 Innovative Inventions of 2016

Top 7 Innovative Inventions of 2016

In 2015, I published a viral piece for the Inquisitr about the most underrated inventions of the 2010s, so far. Last year, we had the DNA testing app, which shocked the world of medicine. Also, the condoms that change colors whenever it encountered STD antigens was another underrated, yet genius invention.

Due to an eye-watering amount of inventions were introduced to the world this year, I figured it would only be right to expose you to more inventions. The following inventions not only sold units like hotcakes, they also made some sort of impact in the industry they dominate in. Below are seven of the top innovative inventions of 2016.

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7. The Levitating Lightbulb

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    Credit: FLYTE

    On TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of 2016, this product topped their list. It’s called Flyte and it is a lightbulb relying solely on electromagnetism technology to levitate and spin around. This bulb design came from the same man who invented the first levitating skateboard: Simon Morris. However, the board never managed came off the ground.

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    Inspired by the likes of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, Morris says that Flyte has sold tremendously well since its release in January. A different line of ecosystem products is expected to be released in June of 2017.

    6. The Folding Bike Helmet

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      Credit: Latest Gadgets UK

      With the helmet costing a little over $100, this folding helmet is the ultimate gift for any cyclist. Jeff Woolf, the inventor of Morpher, came up with this idea following a tragic accident that nearly took his life.

      One day, however, Woolf came up with the idea to create a bike helmet that can fit into any backpack. Utilizing Indiegogo, the Morpher concept was able to rack up over $300,000 in donations from the internet. The Morpher is expected to continue pushing units in the US and Europe.

      5. The StreetSaw Hoverboard

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        Credit: StreetSaw

        Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, StreetSaw’s self-balancing electric scooters are one of the greatest hoverboards ever invented. Its founder, Daniel Moravec, unveiled the first StreetSaw hoverboard at the Consumer Electronics Show, thus changing the personal transportation industry.

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        With millions of hoverboards sold, according to Roger Martin, a customer service representative at StreetSaw, more varieties and models are expected to be released in the future.

        4. PlayStation VR

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          Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

          In 2016, Sony decided to step its game up with a virtual reality headset. PlayStation VR, a great, powerful headset, is the next-generation of gaming. This VR product works with any existing PlayStation 4 console, increasing the intensity of your entertainment experience.

          It costs a couple hundred bucks, but it serves as one of the easiest ways to experience what all video games will look like in the future. According to VG247, although Sony showed up to the virtual reality industry late, it has already dominated all its competition, including HTC and Samsung.

          3. China’s Heavenly Space Station

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            Credit: China Manned Space Engineering Office

            This invention is out of this world. Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, two Chinese astronauts, arrived in orbit with an orbital laboratory bigger than the International Space Station (ISS). The space station, Tiangong-2 (Heavenly Palace 2), was created with a wide exercise area and a medical experiment bay, TIME reported.

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            What is China’s next big move? Well, the Chinese government plans to launch an even bigger space station by 2018. It’s expected to be “comfier” than the ISS.

            2. “Real Life” Barbies

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              Credit: Mattel

              For the first time in nearly 57 years, Mattel, the creator of Barbies, gave the dolls a major facelift. Due to decreased sales, Mattel did something no one saw coming: they changed the appearance of their dolls into real-life human beings.

              Barbie dolls now come in different hair colors, styles, ethnic backgrounds, and shapes. Gone are the unrealistic, generic body figures that influenced young girls to follow. In 2016, the large move was marked as one of the biggest of all-time in the toy industry.

              1. The Speaker That Talks Back

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                Credit: GeekLife

                Amazon has revolutionized the tech industry in countless ways. The Amazon Echo, a standard Bluetooth speaker, is one of their greatest inventions and best-selling products of 2016. Unlike Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, this speaker, using Alexa’s functionality, can use different apps, wake you up in the morning, call an Uber for you, turn off the lights in your home, and even order pizza.

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                It’s an extremely powerful speaker that can be purchased on Amazon for only $59, with the better models ranging from $99 and up. So now you know. Seeking your own personal assistant? Look no further, Alexa is here to help you anytime of the day.

                Bottom line: 2016 brought some amazing inventions that stunned the tech world. However, as we move forward, let’s see what 2017 will bring. Maybe a flying car? I’m crossing my fingers!

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                100 Motivational Quotes That Will Guide You To Massive Success

                100 Motivational Quotes That Will Guide You To Massive Success

                Below are the 100 most motivational quotes ever. Read them and get motivated for success, and share this post to help your friends get success too!

                1. All our dream can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

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                  2. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. – Zig Ziglar

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                    3. The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others. – Hasidic Proverb

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                      4. What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.– Napoleon Hill

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                        5. For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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                          6. What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi

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                            7. It is never too late to be what you might have been. —George Eliot

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                              8. Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. —Drew Houston

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                                9. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee

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                                  10. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

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                                    11. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

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                                      12.The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

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                                        13. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

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                                          14. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. –  Jordan Belfort

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                                            15. When you can’t change the direction of the wind, just adjust your sails. – H. Jackson Brown Jr

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                                              16. Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing. – Helen Keller

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                                                17. Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions. – Tony Robbins

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                                                  18. We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret. – Earl Nightingale

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                                                    19. Double down on whats working. Cut the rest. – Tai Lopez

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                                                      20. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

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                                                        21. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Dr. Robert Schuller

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                                                          22. Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. Tony Hsieh

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                                                            23. I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have. – Russell Simmons

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                                                              24. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli

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                                                                25. Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill

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                                                                  26. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn

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                                                                    27. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do. – Rob Siltanen

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                                                                      28. Poor people have big TVs. Rich people have a big library. – Jim Rohn

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                                                                        29. A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. – John D. Rockefeller

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                                                                          30. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

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                                                                            31. The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerburg

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                                                                              32. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do that the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

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                                                                                33. Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”– Jack Canfield

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                                                                                  34. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything. – Malcolm X

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                                                                                    35. Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy. or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget

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                                                                                      36. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. – Robert Kiyosaki

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                                                                                        37. If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results. – Tony Robbins

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                                                                                          38. Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. – John F. Kennedy

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                                                                                            39. Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body. – Brian Tracy

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                                                                                              40. The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place. – Guy Kawasaki

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                                                                                                41.You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. —Michael Jordan

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                                                                                                  42. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller

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                                                                                                    43. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

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                                                                                                      44. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine

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                                                                                                        45. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. —Warren Buffett

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                                                                                                          46. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real, it is possible, it’s yours. – Ayr Rand

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                                                                                                            47. If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do. – Anonymous

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                                                                                                              48. Make each day your masterpiece.  – John Wooden

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                                                                                                                49. You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs

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                                                                                                                  50. Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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                                                                                                                    51. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. – Jack Welch

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                                                                                                                      52. People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. – Tony Robbins

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                                                                                                                        53. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

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                                                                                                                          54. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher

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                                                                                                                            55. If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you! – T. Harv Eker

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                                                                                                                              56. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. – Stephen Covey

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                                                                                                                                57. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso

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                                                                                                                                  58 – Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. – Oprah Winfrey

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                                                                                                                                    59. I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. – Neil Armstrong

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                                                                                                                                      60. A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill

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                                                                                                                                        61.You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. – John C. Maxwell

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                                                                                                                                          62. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey

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                                                                                                                                            63. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

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                                                                                                                                              64. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown

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                                                                                                                                                65. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. – Stephen King

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                                                                                                                                                  66. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. – Joyce Brothers

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                                                                                                                                                    67. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

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                                                                                                                                                      68. If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. – Jeff Bezos

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                                                                                                                                                        69. Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like? – Brian Tracy

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                                                                                                                                                          70. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. –  Mahatma Gandhi

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                                                                                                                                                            71. Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                                                                              72. Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell

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                                                                                                                                                                73. It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. – Confucius

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                                                                                                                                                                  74. If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. – Dhirubhai Ambani

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                                                                                                                                                                    75. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

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                                                                                                                                                                      76. Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. – Ayr Rand

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                                                                                                                                                                        77. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. – Alexander Graham Bell

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                                                                                                                                                                          78. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein

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                                                                                                                                                                            79. The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors. – Napoleon Hill

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                                                                                                                                                                              80. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                                                                                                81. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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                                                                                                                                                                                  82. If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

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                                                                                                                                                                                    83. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

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                                                                                                                                                                                      84. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau

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                                                                                                                                                                                        85. Take one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success that is the way great spiritual giants are produced. – Swami Vivekananda

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                                                                                                                                                                                          86. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

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                                                                                                                                                                                            87. It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

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                                                                                                                                                                                              88. Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin

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                                                                                                                                                                                                89. If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  90. In the end, we only regret the chance we didn’t take – Lewis Carroll

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    91. Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself – Bill Gates

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      92. Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long term results – Unknown

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        93. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          94. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going – Jim Rohn

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            95. The best way to predict the future is to create it – Peter Drucker

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              96. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. – Vince Lombardi

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                97. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  98. Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – Will Rogers

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    99.You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character. – Unknown

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100. Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. – Brian Tracy

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